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, connecticut, new york's state controlled senate pushed to move quickly by democratic governor andrew kuomo voted to expand the state's ban on assault weapons. the assembly votes later today. >>> this week president obama is expected to make an announcement about a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence including a push for major legislation to include background checks. at a news conference on monday, mr. obama promised to act alone if necessary. >> but i'm confident there's some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting announced plans for an a anti-violence campaign. the nonprofit group, sandy hook promise, will focus on mental health, school safety and gun responsibility. >> the middle ground and the answers, i actually think will come from gun owners themselves. those are the people that understand where the limits are, wh
. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the president's statement is speculative and not true because, frankly, no one knows what programs will be short changed if the u.s. can't meet its payment obligations. it's never happened before. but here is what we do know courtesy of the bipartisan policy center. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling the government can spend only what it received in daily revenues each day. those revenues won't cover about 40% of g
the disclosure of documents but the state supreme court rejected its appeal earlier this movement the next hearing in this case is set for april. >>> president obama now launching a campaign-style tour today backing his new gun control proposals. he's published an op-ed in connecticut newspapers pitching the more than $500 million plan. the president says he wants universal background checks, more research on mental health, and a thousand new school police officers and counselors. he's also asking congress to enact a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity manage magazines. harry reid says they will likely take up gun control early this year. >>> and a controversial gun proposal in san jose. the city council will decide whether to require owners of assault weapons to store their guns at the police department. gun owners would have to give a reasonable explanation as to why they want to take their gun out of police storage and would have to let officers know when they plan to return it. a san jose lawyer drafted the proposed ordinance and then submitted the plan to the city's rules and ope
. volunteer events will be held in all 50 states and the obamas and bidens will attend a service fair on the national mall featuring 100 volunteer organizations. nbc's special correspondent chelsea clinton is the honorary chair of that event. chelsea, nice to see you. good morning. >> nice to see you, matt. good morning. >> i know michelle obama said back in 2009 at the first inaugural, the national service day was her favorite part of the entire event. i also know she and her husband, and the bidens and you would like to grow that event. how do you go about doing it? >> oh, we're so excited. we have events in every state. we have more than 2,000 different events. there will be more than 50,000 volunteer opportunities for people to take advantage of. and on the mall alone, as you mentioned, there will be more than 100 organizations participating in seven different events in what we believe to be the largest service event ever taking place in our nation's capital. >> i was looking, the world giving index shows the united states among the top ten countries with the most generous citizen
states of america. ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you, everybody, please, please have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanking our vice president, joe biden, for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table, because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisible. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many, and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children, and their teachers and guardians who were lost, and so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids, four of them are here today, grant fritz, julia stokes, hina ziha and teja good. they're pretty representative of some of the mess
of all, michelle obama, first lady of the united states, joined twitter yesterday with the handle @flotis. >> welcome. >> newsbreaking enough. but then her first tweet was a photograph of herself sporting a new do. >> wow! >> so she's got the bang. >> yes. >> first impressions, tamron hall? >> shout out first to her hairstylist from chicago, who i met when i was 18, did my hair when i was 18 in his basement. now he is at the white house. thises what i got. >> only because you look -- blatant attempt at -- oh, i'm so ugly. >> this is why i only visit, i don't stay. no, it worked. thank you. bottom line is she looks hot, very cleopatra. it reminded me, actually, of natalie's bangs. natalie was, i guess, the inspiration. >> carrie washington doing bangs. >> kate middleton, to name a few. also our producer inspired by our first lady of the united states, went in looking like this, this morning, into the offi office. i think we have the before picture. and there's the after. >> makes you mysterious to have bangs. >> that's a compliment. >> for guys you look like mo from the three stooges, but
's message, the nation's capitol is preparing to match the moment. now because the law states that a president has to take the oath of office on january 20, president obama will have a private swearing-in ceremony on sunday here at the white house. and then his public swearing-in on monday all as he gets ready for another four years in office. erica? >> thanks. kristin, we'll be seeing you and our other colleagues tomorrow when we're there for the inaugural. >> our road trip. we're heading down including jenna wolfe who is here with another check of the headlines. >>> hey, good morning. good morning, everyone. the u.s. is working to free american hostages still being held by militants in algeria. frederick butossio is the only american killed so far. the state depend was able to confirm that to his family in suburban houston. algerian troops are battling gunmen who have taken control of a natural gas complex. the militants want to trade american hostages for the release two of convicted terrorists held in the u.s. the u.s. state department says it will not negotiate with terro
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